FLORENCE -- The Francis Marion University Department of Fine Arts and Mass Communication presents the FMU choral groups in a free holiday concert. A Choral Christmas” concert, featuring the FMU Singers, The Concert Choir and CutTime, FMU’s show group, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Adele Kassab Recital Hall in the Hyman Fine Arts Center.
The groups are directed by Sue Butler Orr, and are accompanied by Rebecca Culbertson. The performances are free, open to the public and seating is first come, first served.
The Concert Choir holiday program consists of traditional Christmas music, including tunes such as “Gloria,” “Alleluia! Christ Is Born,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
The FMU Singers will perform American traditional holiday songs, such as “Santa’s A-Comin’,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “Carol of the Bells.” FMU’s CutTime will perform such show tunes as “On the Roof,” “It Must Have Been The Mistletoe,” “Big Band Santa,” “Once Upon A December,” and “The Old Man’s Back In Town.”
The Concert Choir members are (singing soprano) Shannon Camp, Laura Foxworth, Amy Franz, Amy Gwyer, Melissa Long, Virginia Owen, Hee-Jung Park, Tracie Reddy, and Hannah Zysk. Singing alto are Erin Burke, Ramonda Burns, Lei Lei Duan, Abigail Shelley, Amy Taylor, Terri Timmons, Jamie Virga, Leigh Ann Willis, and Ying Xiao. Tenors are Joey Sorrow, Andrew Stout, and Jonathon Weatherly. Singing bass are Jordan Cochran, Todd Emelo, Jack Ford, Jason Harter, and Charles Schleich.
Members of the FMU Singers are Camp, Foxworth, Franz, Long, Owen, Brantley Graham, Timmons, Sorrow, Cochran and Schleich. FMU’s CutTime consists of sopranos Lori Atkinson, Holly Creel, and Rachael Jebaily; altos Jennifer Johnson, Marcia Kunkel, and Kelly Smith; tenors Schleich and Jonathon Weatherly; and bass singers Cochran, Brandon Johnson and Kendall Kiker.